AELP lobbies on behalf of its members to represent their views. Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase work force productivity and improve social mobility.

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All Media and PR enquiries should be directed to Aidan Relf, Director of Public Affairs at [email protected] or 07710 305182.

AELP Advice: Can providers accessing public funding furlough staff? (27/3)

Date published: 27.03.2020

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AELP Advice: Can providers accessing public funding furlough staff? (27/3)

AELP draft response to EQA consultation

Date published: 26.03.2020

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AELP draft response to EQA consultation

AELP advice on providing training to furloughed apprentices

Date published: 25.03.2020

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AELP advice on providing training to furloughed apprentices

Covid-19 Response: AELP Requests for Action DfE

Date published: 23.03.2020

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Covid-19 Response: AELP Requests for Action to DfE

AELP draft response to ESFA consultation on post-16 subcontracting

Date published: 05.03.2020

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AELP draft response to ESFA consultation on post-16 subcontracting

AELP response to Queen’s Speech announcement on migration bill

Date published: 19.12.2019

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Mark Dawe says “The fact that the government has only given itself a year to introduce the new system underlines the urgency of investing in skills training here, especially giving SMEs the funding to recruit more apprentices. 40 per cent of apprenticeship training providers are having to turn away firms who want to train more apprentices, often in key sectors like social care and hotels and restaurants that are heavily dependent on migrants.”

Training providers react to the election result with call to fund apprenticeships properly

Date published: 13.12.2019

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Training providers react to the election result with call to fund apprenticeships properly Association of Employment and Learning Providers chief executive Mark Dawe said: “AELP looks forward to working with the government building on their successful apprenticeship policy and commitment to skills, implementing the Conservative manifesto pledge to ‘level up’ skills opportunities for small businesses. Nowhere is this more needed than in the ensuring of SME access to apprenticeship funding...

CBI/Pearson survey exposes the myth of strong employer support for GCSEs, says AELP

Date published: 29.11.2019

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CBI/Pearson survey exposes the myth of strong employer support for GCSEs, says AELP Commenting on the CBI/Pearson annual employers skills survey, Association of Employment and Learning Providers chief executive Mark Dawe says: “We strongly support CBI’s call for a sustainable plan to keep apprenticeships available for all ages and all levels and they need to be available to SMEs as well as the levy payers. If the new government agrees a plan with employers and providers, this will remove the

NEW Research: UNREALISED POTENTIAL: THE ROLE OF INDEPENDENT TRAINING PROVIDERS IN MEETING SKILLS NEEDS

Date published: 01.10.2019

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Governments around the world recognise the importance of skills as driver of socio-economic development. ‘Unrealised Potential: the role of Independent Training Providers in meeting skills needs’ is new research (published September 2019) by AELP and commissioned by the British Council. As Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy has increasingly been driven by economic considerations, this series explores the role TVET plays in supporting productivity, business growth and

DfE’s ITP education and training workforce survey

Date published: 19.08.2019

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The Department for Education is conducting a survey of education and training workforce in Independent Training Providers – the first of its kind. Please encourage your Head of HR or equivalent to take phone calls from IFF Research and, afterwards, your staff to complete individual online surveys. AELP fully endorses this survey as it helps raise the profile and contribution of ITPs. All ESFA-funded ITPs in England are in scope, giving the potential for a first ever census of ITPs! Also, all

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